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John Medeski: "Like Mingus or Ellington, he [John Zorn] pulls people out of their zones and encourages them to do more than they would do on their own." - (DownBeat, December 2018).

Today Tuesday November 20

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

R.I.P. Dave Savill

Tonight I received the sad news that Dave died yesterday, 31st December, 2011, in the hospice at Ulverston. He was a kind, funny man who played a lot of trumpet, and will be sorely missed by his friends and everyone who enjoyed his playing and his personality on and off the bandstand. He and I played together so often over a period of about 15 years that we got to that nice point where we each knew what the other was thinking - that doesn't happen often, but when it does some great music can come out.
Not the best start to 2012, but let's hope it gets better,
Steve Andrews.
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That is sad news Steve. I'm only just coming to terms with the knowledge of his illness and now this. After San Sebastian with the Newcastle Big Band, I lost touch with Dave although, in those in-between years I acquired a double CD of the Midnite Follies Orchestra - It's All Ellington - that had Dave in the trumpet section. I'll play that CD tonight and raise a glass in his memory.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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